SJ2889 : Windmill, Bidston Hill

taken 13 years ago, 3 km from Upton, Wirral, Great Britain

Windmill, Bidston Hill
Windmill, Bidston Hill
This brick built tower mill replaced a wooden 'peg' mill that was destroyed by fire in 1793, and was used to grind corn into flour for 75 years up until 1875. Although access was difficult for a horse and cart laden with sacks of grain or flour the top of the hill was the ideal place to catch the wind. It is believed that there has been a windmill on this site since 1596. With the introduction of steam powered mills, windmills felt into disuse. During the 1890's Bidston Hill was purchased from Lord Vyner for public use and in 1894 a Mr. R.S. Hudson paid for Bidston Windmill to be restored. Further work has been carried out over the years, most recently by the present custodians Wirral Borough Council. The windmill is open on the first Sunday each month between 2:00pm and 4:00pm, when much of the machinery can be seen and a fine view can be had from the top.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 November, 2005   (more nearby)
Sunday, 13 November, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 287 893 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:23.7417N 3:4.4225W
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